Portraits from photos

Peace on Earth

Another sunset view, this time of the city park with our city hall in the distance.  Each Christmas season, the park is illuminated with wire sculptures bearing twinkling lights.  My favorite is this banner held up by angels proclaiming the message of the angels to the shepherds on the hillside at that first Christmas.  The […]

Metal advertising sign

  You’re not likely to find this one in a store.  My favorite uncollectible Ford Thunderbird – the four-door model with Continental-inspired center opening doors, referred to by many as “suicide doors).  The car was the only sedan in the late 60s personal luxury category of gimmick cars that featured all the design fads of […]

Historic Preservation

Some scanned photos from the album of my ancestral farmstead in Illinois.  My father and I worked to restore the front of the home to match the oldest extant photo from c.1895.  We found the original working shutters stored in the attic. I wrote a successful nomination to get the property listed on the National […]

Evening Lamplight

EVENING LAMPLIGHT This study done from an old back-and-white photograph celebrates the cozy warmth of evenings with my grandfather at the old family farmstead.  He lived without electricity or running water.  He could have afforded the conveniences, but thought the electrical cooperative charged too much to provide electricity, and he really didn’t need it all […]